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WD® MY BOOK® DUO OFFERS SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE, HIGH CAPACITY, AND COMPREHENSIVE DATA PROTECTION

June 29, 2014



Two Drive, USB 3.0 Desktop Storage Provides High-Speed File Transfers, Hardware-Level Mirroringand Encryption, and Secure Backup Solution in Capacities up to 8 TB

Dubai, UAE - June 29, 2014 - WD, a Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and world leader in storage solutions for the connected life, today introduced My Book Duoin the Middle East, the newest member of its award-winning line of desktop storage solutions for home and office. Utilizing two drives, hardware-level RAID and USB 3.0, My Book Duo delivers massive capacity and file transfer speeds not available on single-drive solutions. Available in 4 TB1, 6 TB and 8 TB capacities, My Book Duo also comes with free software that creates secure local, cloud and system-level backups for complete data protection.

"From creative pros and expert consumers to everyday content creators - people with large amounts of data will find My Book Duo thefastand reliable way to offload content from their computers, organize it in a single location and protect it with backups, passwords and encryption," said Jim Welsh, executive vice president of content solutions and worldwide sales at WD. "My Book Duo offers super-fast transfer speeds, massive capacity and integrated WD Red drives to provide the ultimate desktop storage solution for all your digital libraries."

Performance

My Book Duo's dual-drive design offers superior performance with USB 3.0 connection to enable transfer speeds up to 290 MB/s. Optimized for small RAID environments, the integrated WD Red hard drives with true hardware RAID increase performance and reduce data bottlenecks.Preconfigured in RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) 0 for maximum performance and capacity, My Book Duo offers users the flexibility to take advantage of mirror mode (RAID 1) for ultimate data protection or use JBOD configuration to use the drives individually. In mirror mode (RAID 1) the drives continuously maintains a second copy of all digital files for real-time data backup2. One drive is used to store the user's data while the second drive is used for a duplicate copy. In the unlikely event that one drive fails, all of the user's data is still available from the other drive.

Complete Backup Protection

My Book Duo offers total data protection with local, cloud and system-level backup available through WD Smartware Pro backup software and Acronis true Image software. The automatic and continuous settings within WD Smartware Pro make file and folder backups quick and easy. My Book Duo offers multiple data protection and access benefits to Dropbox account users. Dropbox data can be securely backed up to the local hard drive and integrated cloud backup to Dropbox accounts with WD Smartware Pro provides safe, offsite storage of critical files - creating an extra layer of protection. Additionally, with My Book Duo, users can then access information saved in the cloud with Dropbox Web access.

Hardware & Software Security

In addition to the performance benefits of hardware RAID, My Book Duo is engineered with optimum security in mind. My Book Duo has 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection to provide ultimate hardware and software security.

My Book Duo Features

My Book Duo is designed with a convenient user-serviceable enclosure and a handy USB hub on the back of the device which allows for connection of mobile phones, tablets and more for charging or data transfer, or to help de-clutter the workstation area. Additional features include:

Interface: USB 3.0 (x2)

Drives on board: WD Red NAS hard drives

Available capacities: 4 TB, 6 TB and 8 TB

Data management: RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD; independent CPU for RAID volume management

Security: Hardware RAID, Hardware Encryption, Password Protection

Compatibility: NTFS (default) + Reformat to HFS + J for Mac

Software: WD SmartWare Pro, Dropbox TM Cloud integration, Acronis True Image Software, WD Security, WD Drive Utilities

Warranty: 2-Year worldwide

Price and Availability

Available at select U.S. retailers and online at www.wdstore.com, My Book Duo comes with a two-year limited worldwide warranty. Pricing for My Book Duo is $279.99 USD for 4 TB, $349.99 USD for 6 TB, and $449.99 USD for 8 TB.

About WD

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD's leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.wd.com.

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.

1 As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

2 1 System is shipped in RAID 1 configuration, which leaves half of the system capacity available for data storage. System is configurable to RAID 0; JBOD or spanned, which leaves all system capacity available for data storage. Up to 0.1TB may be reserved for non-user accessible storage.


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